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Fundraising

In this section, you can find advice on fundraising, and tips on how to get the most from your fundraising activities.  News about specific funders is here

Learn how to find potential grant funders, and how to write a good application.

For new sources of funding, read our beginner’s guide to commissioning and procurement, or find out how you can raise funds by text donation or running a charity collection.

You can also find out more about how to boost your income through Gift Aid.

Important changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

Important changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator has published changes to 6 key areas of the Code of Fundraising Practice after seeking the views of fundraisers and the public.

The Code changes include new requirements regarding:

  • Charity trustees
  • The fundraising ask
  • Solicitation (disclosure) statements
  • Raising concerns about fundraising practice (whistleblowing)
  • Charity Collection Bags
  • Fundraising Agreements and monitoring third party compliance

Free fundraising guide for trustees

Free fundraising guide for trustees

The Institute of Fundraising has published a free guide to help trustees understand fundraising. Trustees and fundraising: a practical handbook was launched at the IoF's first trustee conference earlier this week. It was produced in collaboration with the Charity Finance Group and NCVO. It has been designed to complement the Charity Commission's guidance on fundraising, CC20, and includes a number of case studies and explains how different regulators are involved in fundraising.

Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties

Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties


The Charity Commission's new CC20 guidance for fundraising calls for trustees to ensure that fundraising reflects their charity's values. It sets out six key principles aimed at helping trustees comply with their legal duties on fundraising.